August 13, 2014
Over a year ago, Oregon Food Bank started work on a new strategic plan. It began with input from many people involved with the organization including donors, volunteers, staff, and members of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Then through research of trends in food banking and identification of key goals, a direction emerged. Starting with this newsletter, we’ll share our new direction and its key areas of focus: Food = Health, Food = Community, and Food = Strength.
August 1, 2014
Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealerships have partnered with the Oregon Food Bank Network with a focus on child hunger. Last year Ford helped provide kid friendly foods which were distributed throughout the state. Funding was provided again to purchase kid specific foods such as milk, juice, cereal and applesauce. Never settling on status quo, Ford asked, "how can we do more?"
July 22, 2014
This summer we're able to do something we've never done before. We're hosting Harvest Share in Portland parks. As a Harvest Share volunteer, you'll have an opportunity to see different parts of Oregon Food Bank's distribution chain and interact with the folks that we serve. Learn more and sign up here.
July 15, 2014
This week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives and allowing donations of IRA rollovers to nonprofits. Help ensure food banks have the resources they need to help those experiencing hunger by calling Congress today: (888) 398-8702
June 26, 2014
Oregon Food Bank warehouses at 33rd, West, Tillamook and Ontario will be closed for inventory on June 30th, and closed for the holiday on July 4th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
June 1, 2014
Deeply embedded in Intel’s culture is a passion for community involvement, enabling a better future for all. In Oregon Intel employees are transforming lives. Employees are very connected to the community and Oregon Food Bank's mission focus.
May 28, 2014
Oregon’s food insecurity rate remains high, especially among children. More than a quarter of children in Oregon don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to the generous support of Regence, the Childhood Hunger Coalition and Oregon Food Bank are expanding our screen and intervene model, which identifies people who are food insecure in medical clinics and links them to food assistance and nutrition education resources.
May 23, 2014
The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brings in 1.1 million pounds statewide. The annual event will help fill the summer gap for many families in need.
May 8, 2014
Doug Philips is the winner of the 2013 Jackie Fearing Award for Volunteer Excellence! The Jackie Fearing Award honors a volunteer who has volunteered for Oregon Food Bank for over 5 years, contributed 500 hours of service, and volunteers in more than one capacity.
May 2, 2014
Oregon Food Bank is currently being featured in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen contest. Your votes can help OFB win $10,000 toward hunger relief efforts in Oregon and Clark County, WA. Voting is easy